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Wanyama Safari

African shrubs and  grasses outside Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

African, American Cuisine

Fine/Signature Dining, Reservations Accepted

$$$$ (over $60 per adult)

Dining Plans Not Accepted

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Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Set out for private safari encounters with exotic animals before grazing on a multi-course meal at Jiko – The Cooking Place.

A zebra and 2 ostriches foraging outside Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Adventure Beckons

Explore the spectacular savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—home to rare and fascinating wildlife.

Available daily only to Guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House and Kidani Village, this 90-minute tour presents a unique vantage point for observing exotic animals. Each excursion is limited to just 12 Guests—so you can truly anticipate a personalized tour with an experienced guide!

The Adventure
After a pre-safari reception with the chefs and a cultural representative from Jiko – The Cooking Place, climb aboard a safari vehicle and get ready for spectacular sights as you embark on an authentic recreation of an African afternoon game drive, spread out across 46 acres of savanna.

During your journey, your knowledgeable guide will share little-known insights on the animals around you—all while giving an inside look at the history and management of the animals, and the architecture of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort too.

The Animals
Be on the lookout for majestic mammals and exotic birds that represent a cross-section of African wildlife. More than 30 different species live on the savannas!

During your adventure, you might spot:

  • Giraffes
  • Okapis
  • Zebras
  • Red river hogs
  • Antelopes
  • Ostriches
  • Wildebeest

Be sure to bring your camera along to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities!

An ostrich with Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in the background

Feast on African-Inspired Fare

After your thrilling afternoon safari concludes, savor the sumptuous cuisine at Jiko – The Cooking Place.

Sample menu items during this multi-course meal may include:

  • Traditional African dips and breads
  • Sampling of African-inspired appetizers
  • Beef short rib
  • North African-style chicken
  • Maize-crusted sustainable fish with seasonal vegetables
  • Decadent dessert sampling
  • South African wine pairings

Please note: Menu items are subject to change without notice.

2 impalas in high grass

Reservations Required

Be sure to book this popular experience in advance—up to 180 days prior to your visit!

The Wanyama Safari and Dinner can only be booked by the itinerary planning office or Concierge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. To make a reservation, please call (407) 938-4755. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Please note: A cancellation fee amounting to the full cost of the Wanyama Safari and Dinner will apply for all no shows or cancellations taking place less than 48 hours before your reserved experience.

2 giraffes in a grove of savanna trees with sunlight peeking through

Know Before You Go

Learn more about this experience, including physical requirements and recommended attire.

  • Check-in for this experience will be located at the podium to Jiko – The Cooking Place starting at 3:20 PM, with a prompt safari departure at 4:00 PM. Please note: The pre-safari reception will be held from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • For men, the following dress code guidelines will apply during your dinner: Khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts and collared shirts; sports coats are optional.
  • For women, the following dress code guidelines will apply during your dinner: Capris, skirts, dresses, jeans and dress shorts.
  • The following attire will not permitted in the dining room at Jiko – The Cooking Place: Tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs or torn clothing. While T-shirts are allowed, the policy remains that T-shirts with offensive language or graphics are not acceptable.
  • The Wanyama Safari and Dinner is exclusive to Guests of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House and Kidani Village. It is not available to Concierge Guests at other Resort hotels, and it is not guaranteed with a Concierge room.
  • Guests must be 8 years of age and older to participate in the Wanyama Safari and Dinner.
  • The Wanyama Safari takes place outdoors. Please wear appropriate attire and shoes.
  • Admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is not required for this experience.
  • This experience may be cancelled due to severe or inclement weather.
  • This location can accommodate most special dietary needs. Advance notice may be required and cancellation fees may apply. Please indicate any special dietary needs at the time of your reservation booking. Learn more about how we can help accommodate special dietary requests.
  • The Wanyama Safari and Dinner is not included with any Disney dining plan.
  • A portion of all proceeds from the Wanyama Safari and Dinner will be donated to the Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).
  • Simba’s Clubhouse—the supervised children activity area at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge—normally opens at 4:30 PM. However, with advance notice, Cast Members will accept children prior to the normal opening time for Guests who are attending the Wanyama Safari.
  • Please note: A cancellation fee amounting to the full cost of the Wanyama Safari and Dinner will apply for all no shows or cancellations taking place less than 48 hours before your reserved experience.

A giraffe feeding from a trees during the Wanyama Safari while excited Guests watch along in wonder

Jiko – The Cooking Place

Simmer your senses in vibrant spices as crackling wood-burning ovens and boutique South African wines transport you into the heart of Africa.

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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